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Zen Garden Restaurant

Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
254 8034466
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Ranked #42 of 318 Restaurants in Nairobi
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A meeting place for colleagues at work, the Zen Garden is indeed a garden with three restaurants. A "Cafe" style burger and pizza place and a Asian restaurant. Surprisingly good Chinese food for Nairobi, and the atmosphere is nice during week days. It is very crowded on week ends, with children running around everywhere. It is expensive, compared to many... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

i went to this restaurant for the first time during the weekends with my husband and friends .. and i simple just love this place . food was too good, ample parking ... they have both open and indoor restaurant . there are three different restaurant in Gen Garden and they have almost all types of cuisine there . they... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Have attended and organized a few events here and found a wonderful team making thins happening as we'd wished. Kudos!

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Nairobi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The gardens when were maiden were fantastic!!! Bu t if to judge the restaurant by the quality of food, it is just average, nothing too much to write home about...

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The last time I was here, the service was acceptable even though not the best. I thought they would have improved but alas! Seems that the service can only get worse. A basic meal order took exactly one hour and three minutes, from order to fork-in-mouth. After the meal, the dessert (just a scoop of ice cream by the way)... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Love the location and the food choices from the coffee shop (one of the best pizza in town!) and the Thai... Too bad every time I go to this place the service is absolutely TERRIBLE! Last experience was a special occasion (a 60th birthday.... they asked us to BUY a cake if we wanted something special... which should not be... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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131 reviews 131 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Ordered a ton of food for 6 people. Cigar prawns, veg spring rolls, salt and pepper vegetables and papaya salad - appetizers Szechuan chicken, silky bean curd, fried rice, shanghai noodles, spicy potatoes and veg manchurian - main course What a dining experience. Service was excellent too. I don't understand the complaints from other reviewers. The decor is outstanding with... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We went to Zen garden for a b-day lunch celebration. The location is great and the food was reasonably tasty, so we had a good time, but it was a bit overpriced.

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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Second time eating at Zen Garden. I will echo the negative comments made here with regards to the service as it's truly awful. Second time in as many visits our reservation made on the phone hasn't registered with anyone. They're lucky of course as restaurant was the emptiest I had ever seen it. Uninterested waiters like in 99.9% of Nairobi... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Zen Garden has excellent food and is decorated well, however it is huge and that tends to be a problem. Sometimes it can take as long as half an hour to get a menu, and on one occasion there were confusions with a reservation made. Generally, individuals coming for coffee or drinks only, without the intention of eating, are not... More

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